Bridge To Success

Oregon State University’s Bridge to Success program has served more than 20,000 students since 2008. 
Visit our FAQ/Next Steps page for details about all the Bridge to Success benefits.

The OSU Bridge to Success program continues to evolve to better serve the needs of many qualified students who dream of earning a college degree through OSU, at either our campus in Corvallis, or at OSU-Cascades in Bend, OR.  New students who join the program in Fall 2022 will benefit from the following perks:

Financial Benefits


  • Bridge to Success participants receive financial support in the form of OSU Scholarships and Grants from various sources that cover the cost of basic tuition and fees at OSU*
  • Offer of on-campus student employment for qualified applicants 
  • Eligibility to waive the $200 Advance Tuition Deposit (ATD) needed to confirm their enrollment
Housing and Dining Benefits


  • Priority access to affordable on-campus housing options
  • Economical meal plan options in our dining halls
Academic Benefits

To be considered, a new student must meet the following criteria:

  • Oregon resident
  • 3.40 unweighted cumulative high school GPA or better
  • On time applicant (submitted application by Feb. 1 priority admissions deadline and required documents to complete application submitted by Feb. 15, 2022)
  • Submits the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) by OSU's Feb. 28th financial aid priority deadline
  • Is Pell Grant eligible and is anticipated to qualify for the Oregon Opportunity Grant (state need-based grant)
  • New students selected for Bridge to Success are notified via Beaver Basecamp (admitted student portal) and by email.  Notifications will begin in mid-March after financial aid awards have been sent out.

*Subject to available funds